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Leader/Ender quilts, can someone tell me what it is

Old 02-02-2014, 05:30 PM
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Default Leader/Ender quilts, can someone tell me what it is

Alot of you talk of Leader/Ender quilts.
can someone explain to me what it is. A picture would help a lot too.
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i have NO idea what they are either and would love to find out! i just found out yesterday what the 12th man was no football for this girl! i will check back!

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http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/...-and-hows.html This is Bonnie Hunter's explanation of Leaders and Enders...complete with pictures!
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Leaders and enders are the scraps you sew together while you are making 'another' quilt.. its 2 sqs you sew so that you have something on your machine and not a loose tail for the next block..
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Here i sewed 2x2 scraps... turned them into 4 patches and eventually i think 16 patches.. all from sewing the 2x2 as leaders and enders when my leaders and enders box got full..
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:57 PM
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Luvtoquilt, that is an excellent explanation and a totally gorgeous quilt! How long did it take to fill that box of leaders and enders?
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Ginger,
not sure.. Sometimes ill just sew the eaders and enders when my boxes of sqs get too full.. I always have 2x2 sqs next to my sewing machine in a shoe box, ready for the grabbing.. and i always have scraps... I have an Accuquilt GO so when my scraps get out of control I tame them and cut them up to specific sizes.. But when i run out of 2x2 i move on to 2.5x2.5 and so on.. But i hardly ever run out of 2x2.. They seem to multiply in the dark..
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Wow! Thanks! That was very cool! and now we know!
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I keep a box of scrap squares by my machine to use as leaders and enders....usually make either 4-patches or 9 patches. After awhile, when I have lots of blocks, I will put them together into a quilt. Some of my favorite quilts have come from these blocks. It is a way to sew 2 quilts at a time without really thinking about the second quilt...just doing them inbetween the other piecing. The Quiltville site has a great explanation and lots of scrap quilt possibilities!
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I am so glad you gave the website. What a great explanation and great ideas too. This board teaches us so much!
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Gee Lynnie, I'm so glad you asked this question. I'll have to start doing that now.
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